The Shoe Tree, Houlton, Maine

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 Shoe trees represent the American spirit – along our highways. It may begin as casually as one person tossing his shoes high into the air, allowing them to hang among the branches.  It may end there. With that one pair of shoes. Or – it may blossom as person after person stops traveling long enough to… Continue Reading


The Moose Are Moving Around Again

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This morning we were driving in to Houlton and found this lady standing on a side road.  She stayed until a big truck came and scared her away. Mark said we were about 15 yards from her. I had my window down and used my cell phone. I need to leave a real camera in the car…. Continue Reading


A Little Zingo

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Since my mom passed away two months ago, I have had a really hard time getting motivated to art. Drawing/tangling is like pulling teeth. Making color is a little easier right now. I can always make color, BUT tangling isn’t easy. Zentangle® HQ recently blogged and videoed their granddaughters Indy and Mazzy tangling Zingo. You can… Continue Reading


Distress Ink Backgrounds

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For a year now I have been seeing all the beautiful distress ink backgrounds on Facebook. I decided it was a time to give it a try. I still have a long way to go, but here is what I did. (The colors in this first photo are more true to the actual colors than… Continue Reading


He is Risen! Happy Easter!

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 Happy Easter from our house in Maine, to your house and home! Hallelujah, He is risen! I found this photo online about three Easters ago and I have been using it for my Facebook profile photo. Since then I have gotten interested in Bible journaling and I thought it would be a challenge to try to paint this… Continue Reading


Easter Eve

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The Old Rugged Cross George Bennard, 1913 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff’ring and shame; And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best For a world of lost sinners was slain. Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous… Continue Reading


Thursday at the Cross – Maryland

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Power of the Cross Stuart Townsend and Keith Getty   Oh, to see the dawn Of the darkest day: Christ on the road to Calvary. Tried by sinful men, Torn and beaten, then Nailed to a cross of wood. This, the power of the cross: Christ became sin for us, Took the blame, bore the wrath: We stand… Continue Reading


Wednesday at the Cross – Louisiana

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It’s About the Cross by the Ball Brothers   It’s not just about the manger where the baby lay, it’s not all about the angels who sang for him that day. It’s not just about the shepherds or the bright and shining star, it’s not all about the wisemen who travelled from afar. It’s about… Continue Reading


Tuesday at the Cross – Ontario

At the Cross by Chris Tomlin There’s a place where mercy reigns and never dies, There’s a place where streams of grace flow deep and wide. Where all the love I’ve ever found, Comes like a flood, Comes flowing down. At the cross At the cross I surrender my life. I’m in awe of You… Continue Reading


Easter is Coming – Florida

Counting down to Easter Sunday. When I think about Easter, I think about the cross. And Jesus. On the cross. And then risen. And I am so thankful that He made that sacrifice for me. Each day this week, I hope to post one of the cross photos I’ve shot around the country. This particular cross… Continue Reading